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Obituary - Myron M. (Mike) Matteson

Myron M. (Mike) Matteson

Date of Passing: February 23rd, 2010

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Myron M. (Mike) Matteson, 73, of Sangerhill Rd., Waterville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010, with his loving family by his side, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, due to complications of ALS. He was born October 7, 1936, in Utica, the son of Bessie H. Shaw Matteson and the late Myron M. Matteson, Sr., and was a graduate of Sauquoit Central School. Mike was a member of the 105th Military Police with the US National Guard from 1958-1962. In 1961, the 105th Military Police were activated for the Cuban Crisis to Ft. Benning, GA, where Mike received the "Soldiers Award Medal" for saving many lives from a fire in the main mess. On. May 7, 1960, at St. Bernard''s Church, Waterville, he married Joan E. Barrett. For 36 years, Mr. Matteson was the contractor coordinator at Wickes Lumber in Sangerfield, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Waterville Fish & Game Club. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Joan; his mother, Bessie of Madison; five children and their spouses, Kathryn and Alan Musselman of Idaho Falls, ID, Lori Hinman and her fiancé Chris Langdon of Vernon Center, Susan Matteson-Eld and Garth Eld of Seattle, WA, Michael Scott Matteson of Waterville and Bridget and Ronald VanPelt of New Berlin; five grandchildren, Michael Olsen, Nicole Hinman, Alexander Musselman, Jeremy VanPelt and Kayla VanPelt; four sisters, June Pike, Sharon Peek, Linda Kilbourne and Terry Rizzo; three brothers, Robert Matteson, James Matteson and Gregory Matteson; and several; nieces and nephews. Per Mike''s wishes, services will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.


My brother Mike/Sonny passed in Feb~today is April and am only just now aware of this site~my brother had a big, big loving heart~always helping others and found he did until the end~his eyes were donated~may the person who received them "see" the love and beauty that he saw..I know I'll see him again..sending my love to his wife and children and to all my brothers and sisters and Mom..we all miss him terribly~keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers..hugs and love to his family..he was a great example of love to us...Everett & sister Sharon & family from Pennsylvania
Sharon Peek

hey guys,sorry dad and i cant be there :( stay strong and give my condolences to grandpa for me. love ya all. Alex
Alex Musselman

Mrs. Matteson and family- So sorry to hear of "Mr. Mike's" passing.I enjoyed many days as a kid at your house with your family. The last time I saw Mr. Mike, he was stocking Oriskany Creek with fish. He never, ever changed in all the years that I knew him. I did not realize that he was sick but I am most definately sure that he is now in a much better place free of pain and suffering. He can now watch over all of you, and I'm sure that he'll do just that. May all your memories help you through times, both happy and sad. Mr. Mike will be missed. Sympathy to you all. Sue
Sue (Hinman) Connors

Dear Joan , kathy ,lori & chris & olsen & nicole ,susan and anyone else in the family i havent had the plesure to meet ,,, i met mike 35 years ago when living in waterville and have had great respect for him since day one ,, i will miss his hand shake in the passing of our lives and he will always be remembered . my thoughts are with you all,god bless
Pete Gridley

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Sending you love and hugs, Sandy
Rick and Sandy Lepire

Dear Joan, Bridget and family I am so very sorry to hear about Mr M's passing. You were always like a second family to me and I felt very close to all of you. I will always remember his 'scoul' but he was the biggest softie on this earth! He is at peace now and hopefully this will be a comfort to you knowing he is no longer suffering. Im sure my mommy was waiting for him with open arms and they're catching up on good times. If there is anything I can do, please call me. My thoughts and prayers are will you all during this most difficult time. Lovingly, Lisa
Lisa Bianco Hughes

Dear Joan- My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so glad that Dick Hughes and I visited and enjoyed some laughs with Mike last fall after Dick and I returned from an SY football game. With sincere sympathy, Lou Langone
Louis C. Langone

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. “Myron” has always been an inspiration to me. I will always remember the great times we had, the summer I was able to be part of your family. 1973 was a good year ! Our love to all……Danny
Dan & Liz Barrett

Kathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss. Although we didn't know your father, we know that he meant the world to you and your family. If there is anything we can do let us know. Love all of us at Community Care.
Community Care

Lori and family, Our thoughts and love are with you all at this difficult time. Remember all the good times, the laughter you shared and the love he gave to you all.He is now pain free and at peace and happy that he had such a wonderful family. Love Marilyn & Gary
Marilyn Reeder

Lori(sis)and family:Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Please know, never hesitate to call, if there is anything we can ever do to help any of you. All our love to you.
Tami Johnson

Dear Joan and Family: I am so sorry for your loss Sonny was a great man ,Always happy and beaming. I always loved the way he called everyone Sweetheat. His pain and suffering is now over and he is in Heaven with his Dad and my brother Mike. It's hard but you've got each other for strenth. Love You all if you need anything feel free to yell .
Brenda Vincent

Aunt Joanie, Katie, Lu lu, Suie, Scotty and Bridgie~ I am so sorry and wish I could be there. I love and miss you all so very much! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love Coli D
Nicole DeRosia

Dear Joan & family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. He was always a shinning light with his humor and zest for a joke! May he live long in the hearts of all who knew him. We will all treasure his memory. My prayers are with everyone he has left behind. Love, Sharon
Sharon (Wright) Lee

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I was so sad and surprised to hear the news. I love and miss you all so much! I wish we could all be there, but please know we are there in our hearts! Love Jacqui
Jacqui Appel

Aunt Joan & Family: I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Mike. I have many fond memories of him, and my summers with your family when I was younger. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love "Barbie"
Barb Sommers Belknap

Lori and family, So sorry for your loss. Sharon and family
Sharon Sehn Scharbach

My Dearest Susie and your family, i am so so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and zest for life. Haven't seen him in many years, but i have fond memories from our younger days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
cindy wrobel mlasgar